According to Football London, Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi has reportedly opened talks with Boca Juniors over the signing of highly-rated Argentina winger Cristian Pavon. The Gunners ‘head of football’, who has previously worked with Barcelona, has strong connections in South American football and is very keen on luring the forward to the Premier League.
The Argentine signed a new deal with Boca during the summer but there is reportedly a €50m release clause in his contract and the Gunners could be ready to break the bank over the signing of the player who has enjoyed an impressive career to date.
Pavon started out with Talleres before he joined Boca in 2014. The forward has gone on to help the Argentine sides win successive league titles in his homeland, netting 25 goals and creating 29 assists in his 89 appearances for the team.
Pavon has been compared to Alexis Sanchez but his compatriot has arguably boasts greater pace than the Chilean, while he usually plays on the right wing but is capable of cutting in from the left to great effect.
Boasting a tremendous work ethic that ensures he never shirks his defensive responsibilities, the diminutive Pavon caught the eye with his impressive displays for Argentina at the World Cup. The winger was one of the few Argentine players to perform well as they were ousted at the last-sixteen stage by the eventual champions France in Russia.